Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - May 2014

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Page 24 of 49 n Hudson Valley Parent 23 Summer Riding Program 2014 they have to do in order to get there." Tracey Carmichael, a high school teacher in the Newburgh City School District for over 20 years, agrees. She notes that while the average student may be smarter, they lack motivation. "The sense of academic pride exists in only the top students," she says. "Most students believe educa- tion up to 12th grade is only to get them into college. Children are not less intelligent today by any means. In fact, with technology, they are quite intelligent." Role of technology The increased role of technology in the classroom is something that every teacher we spoke to pinpointed as one of the most significant changes in Hudson Valley schools over the past two decades. And while many par- ents still feel uneasy about the way (Continued on Page 24) Lisa Landau teaches her 2nd graders at North Main Street Elementary School in Monroe. Landau says the classroom experience has become much more interactive over the last 20 years. 2 nd Annual Mother-Child Scavenger Hunt Saturday, May 3 12-2pm 845-297-7600 Pre-register at Center Court

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